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Rules for Being Human (Cherie Carter-Scott)

I didn’t know the original author of these (nor apparently did the Washington State PTA in 2010). It is apparently Cherie Carter-Scott, according to the website elephantjournal.com. These were typed on a piece of paper in a slightly altered form by my mother in 2010. The paper has soot all over it, but I found […]


Grant’s senior project

How did I manage to NOT post this in May 2014? It is rather badly overgrown now, but the patio is one of my favorite places to sit and read, or work, this time of year. Grant had to shift gears mid-year about his senior project. He came up with a really great idea: fix […]


Random Musings on my Day

Living is hard work. It is better than the alternative? The answer is: Yes, when you are there. That curious moment in the day when the gray skies pick up the bright green of new life and suffuse creation with an immortal glow. Success! The fledgling finds his wings and starts to fly. What is […]


Important Dates in our Lives

Today is the 21st anniversary of the day our older son became a big brother. He was so proud of his little brother! Here is a pic of the birthday boy and his big brother the day after he was born… When he was about 3 or 4, he LOVED that Snowman toy! When they […]


In charge of change (another delayed post)

The orginal post was almost finished in January 2009. Here is the original, and how I would finish it now: It seems to me that a lot of the time people expect government to step in and do clean-up, not matter what the troubles, whether big or small. And it seems to me that, sometimes, […]


Letter to my home on the importance of children

[Draft One, 12 March 2015] Did you know that before you were here, another structure inhabited the land? In the first Act of this land’s existence, there was a deep, varied garden, filled with nut trees and timber trees, with berries, with vines and flowers, and with creatures that depended on them all. Then silence […]


The classroom after an actual MONTH

This is how I left the room today, set up for a sub who gets to do the “fun stuff” with the kiddos. 🙂 I try to keep a few tricks up my sleeve just in case, and today it was necessary to pull a few of them out. Tomorrow, Grant has a surgery to […]


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